# What happens if the load on the electrical generator exceeds its generation power? And why?

What happens if the load on the electrical generator exceeds its power generation? and why?

To be more precise, suppose we have a standard induction generator operating at frequency $\nu=50\:\mathrm{Hz}$ and voltage $V_0$, and rated to produce a maximum power $P_0$, and that we connect this to a load $R<V_0^2/P_0$, which will try to draw more power than the generator's capacity. Obviously the details will depend on the type of generator, but, generally speaking: what will be the generator's response, and what physical processes are involved?